99 posts • joined 17 Sep 2008
Re: I'd call it "Spinal Tap"
Lost my coffee. +11
I hate to rain on your parade
But on the surface, I would say the future looks cloudy for Mixrosoft.
And here I thought IS-IS stood for the intermediate system to intermediate system routing protocol, which would indeed terrify US Phone giants. Perhaps they should rename it to Open Source Payment Facility.
See Spot (not) run. Oh bother, the battery is pooped our again.
And here I though XP was already a cash register - for Microsoft. Ker-Ching!
Re: Windows and Intel together in a tablet
What's the point? Pane relief
It's been done already. Windows for warships, complete with blue screen of death, for the missle cruiser which had to be towed back to port.
Re: I didn't understand what Bing was
Bing Is Not Google.
Or maybe: Bing Is No Good.
Except that most of those sites running IIS are parked domains. If one scrolls down the page a tad, one sees that the line for IIS for active sites and million busiest sites is sloping downwards. Nginx seems to be gaining share.
Windows servers default settings make...
I'm still howling with laughter over that one. As if anyone who could create an exploit would be stopped. Who comes up with this anyway? Get him or her a Pulitzer.
It's all an illusion.
You can't grow a company by cutting.
It's all a big casino these days, so don't bother yourself with any of that analysis stuff.
And the point would be?
Work phone/personal phone?
Look out below.
It won't be the commodity stuff that puts a stake in Cisco's heart, rather, it will be Huawei.
If I were Intel...
I would be quite concerned.
Re: JS is the new ASM?
Don't confuse strong typing with dynamic binding. Strong typing just means all type errors are detected, which doesn't necessarily mean at compile time.
Loose typing, while making code easy to write, is a pain in the arse for reliable programs.
Intel machines translate most instructions into a more RISC-like internal architecture. Note that the L1 instruction cache stores pre-decoded instructions. This is a hint. It is truly amazing that a register starved architecture can perform so well. Kudos to the Intel engineers.
Time travelers do indeed exist. Just look at the NANEX data just prior to any announcement by the Federal Reserve.
Re: Apple maps - could be worse
Unfortunately, the mapping data for Apple maps still sucks (blame Tom-Tom?). The new bridge over the St Lawrence river on Autoroute 30, which has been open for over a year, still hasn't shown up. Apple maps will want you to go across the crumbling Champlain bridge instead.
Re: OOh lets dangle the maps
iOS is not the MAC desktop operating system. Given this rather blaring error, I can only deduce the rest of the post is about as accurate.
Re: Yeah right
Better be worried
He probably has an acoustic modem and runs uucp to do that email thing. I'll bet there's still a sendmail config for that!
Doesn't need blackberry
'Cause they probably have the secret sauce already. Memories of iOS (no,the other one) come to mind.
Re: Doesn't necessarily mean it's Microsoft's fault
Apparently, Microsoft does indeed test their browser, at least on their own web sites. None the less, they still ship it despite "also making life difficult for users of Microsoft's own Outlook Web Access webmail product."
Left hand, meet right hand.
Except that even some Microsoft sites are borked too: "and is also making life difficult for users of Microsoft's own Outlook Web Access webmail product."
'Tis curious that Prem Watsa stepped down from the board just a short time ago only to buy the company lock stock and barrel today. He's also on record saying less than two years ago that the company needed 3-5 years to turn around. Deep discount buy, or catching a falling knife?
Re: 2 hours?
I'm not that patient.
Re: How much an Ultrabook costs?
I don't know about that. Emacs would certainly be able to use 10 point multitouch.
Re: Quickoffice files save into Google Drive
It's comfortable knowing your data is not only backed up, but backed up offsie too!
Re: Why oh why
Elop was/is a Canadian, ne c'est pas?
Standard operating procedure
Robert X Cringely would not find this cock up surprising at all. http://www.cringely.com/2013/06/20/ibm-to-customers-your-hand-is-staining-my-window/
Crufty old machines.
A nice man from AECL came by one day to talk about the nuclear industry. Essentially, keeping the old stuff running is far far cheaper than swapping in new hardware. New stuff means an extended shutdown and recertification. This is not cheap at all, especially the recertification process. So if some bit of hardware beaks, remanufacture the part.
Put a stake in it
And give the shareholders their money back.
I think we need a few more TROLL roads to make us all pay pay pay.
What about maps? Google saved iOS's sorry arse.
Assuming that Microsoft does indeed produce superior technology, it doesn't matter provided that what already exists is good enough. Just ask Sony. Etc.
Mark Twain said...
History doesn't repeat, but it does rhyme (cough Nortel cough).
New CEO to save company (Zafirovski/Elop). Check.
Cut staff. Check.
Cut product lines. Check.
Cut dividends. Check (this one is the kiss of death.)
It's sad to see.
Or money made. I dare say the former, not the latter.
Re: Nothing to see here
Sinofsky has probably gone about as far within Microsoft as he can without displacing Ballmer. He probably reckons that isn't likely.
Perhaps he knows of an opening at Nokia? (or RIM?)
Re: "Microsoft actually writes fantastic software"
Fantastic for Intel. But us plebes? I think not.
Re: IE x2...., "can't even share bookmarks"
This must mean that the two personalities are running completely different code bases. I would have thought the boffins in Redmond would have learned about Model View Controller by now.
Java - write once, run anywhere. How do you think Intel is trying to gain traction with Android phones?
Otherwise, compile for ARM and Intel. Apple did that for a while with their fat binaries.
Assuming of course...
That Microsoft can actually get the thing out the door. Vapourware Lumina versus shipping Galaxy III and iPhone5.
They haven't figured out which parts they have to kill, provided that they can in fact remove them, in order to get thing out the door. This does not bode well.
Don't you mean four? RIM isn't quite dead yet.
NT started off as a nice micro kernel but that all got tossed out of the pram when they integrated the GUI stuff into the kernel. It has taken them eons to fix that one. Look at QNX for a micro kernel and OS that would do Tannenbaum proud.
10 - You are here.
Cloudy with a chance of showers
Perhaps the new service will be called l-i-veCloud, without any emphasis on the 'i' of course.
It does seem fitting. Apple had to re-imagine mobile me too, so this is par for the course for microSoft.
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